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Foundation accepting grants for nonprofit organizations

The Salisbury Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2011 Grants Program.
Grants will be awarded for projects and programs that address a community need and benefit residents of Salisbury/Rowan County. Priority will be given to projects and programs in the following areas:
Arts & Culture.
Education: K-12.
Education: Higher Ed.
Environment.
Human Services.
The foundation awards grants up to $10,000. Proposals received requesting more than $10,000 will be returned for adjustment to be resubmitted or the proposal will not be considered.
Applicants must be eligible organizations (501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions serving Salisbury and Rowan County area residents. Additional guidelines can be found at the foundationís website: www.salisbury-cf.org.
The 2011 grant cycle will be conducted through an online application process, which requires an initial step of registering on the Foundation For The Carolinas web site. Registration should be completed by Sept. 9, 2011, to ensure sufficient time to gain access to and complete the application. To register and begin the application process, grant seekers should visit www.salisbury-cf.org.
Completed applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, Sept. 16. Contact Karen Coppadge, Grants Specialist, with questions at 704-973-4559, or kcoppadge@fftc.org.
The Salisbury Community Foundation was established in 1944 to increase the charitable giving resources in the Salisbury/Rowan County area. From its first contribution to create a community endowment, the Salisbury Community Foundation has grown into a philanthropic organization managing over 80 funds with total charitable assets of $10.6 million by end of 2010. The Salisbury Community Foundation joined Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas as a supporting organization in 1995 and became an affiliate in 2006.
The Foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and awards grants for new projects.
The Salisbury Community Foundation 2011 Board of Trustees includes Tom E. Smith, chairman; Dwight F. Messinger, vice chairman; J. Steven Fisher, treasurer; Patricia P. Rendleman, immediate past chairperson; Greg Alcorn; Kathleen S. Boyd, Sarah Busby, Larry T. Cloninger Jr., Shari Graham, Judy Grissom, Carol Herndon, Richard Huffman, Catrelia Steele Hunter, Susan W. Kluttz and Edward P. Norvell.

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